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Author: Rob Harter

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The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making Your World Better features discussions covering the most critical issues, trends and opportunities facing nonprofit leaders and those engaged in social innovation. Hosted by Dr. Rob Harter, in this podcast you will hear real stories from experienced leaders about what strategies and practices have made them successful. It is our hope that through this audio series, people can learn not only what it takes to be an effective non-profit leader but to hear inspiring stories about people and organizations that are successfully making a positive impact in their communities. Enjoy the show!
133 Episodes
The current Pandemic has certainly affected all of us, but there’s no denying that it has affected nonprofits quite deeply, throwing into question how foundations can best support them. Rob’s guest today is Steve Gumaer, the founder and president of the global NGO Partners Relief and Development. For decades, Steve has served women, children, and […]
The current Pandemic has certainly affected all of us, but there’s no denying that it has affected nonprofits quite deeply, throwing into question how foundations can best support them. Rob’s guest today is Caryl Stern, Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation. Previously, Caryl worked for 14 years at UNICEF seeking funding and recently transferred […]
Kathy LeMay is back for part 2 of her interview about the state of philanthropy for today’s nonprofits. As a published author and sought-after speaker, Kathy has the expertise to address today’s fundraising problems for nonprofits. With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit industry and connections with nonprofit leaders all over the […]
Development and fundraising for nonprofits are always a challenge. Perhaps one of the hardest things we face. Now, COVID-19 has made development even more challenging. So how are we as nonprofits to respond to these challenges? What do we do now that most of our regular means of fundraising have been shut down by COVID? […]
Servant leadership is a style of leadership that makes the primary goal of leadership to serve those around oneself. A servant leader is one who is focused on serving one’s colleagues and organization. The question in this episode is whether or not servant leadership is the best form of leadership for today’s nonprofits. Rob’s guest […]
Nonprofits are always facing unique challenges, but since COVID-19 hit the world, they are facing financial challenges like never before. Rob’s guest today is David O’Brien, the author of Building Smart Nonprofits: A Roadmap for Mission Success. In his book, David interviews over 60 leaders in the nonprofit industry, gathering input from leaders, funders, service […]
Maybe the most unfortunate part about COVID-19 has been its reach. This pandemic is a global one and because of that, people all over the world are feeling the effects. Rob’s guest today is Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey, the CEO of Human Appeal, a humanitarian development charity that is working to provide aid to those who […]
COVID-19 has wrecked the main source of donations for many nonprofits, that being, in-person fundraising events. How are nonprofit leaders meeting this challenge head-on? Rob’s guest today is Doug Ulman, the President and CEO of Pelotonia, a 3-day cycling event that aims to raise funds for cancer research. Doug was diagnosed with cancer when he […]
Ask yourself this question: do I consider a company’s stance on various issues before I decide to purchase its product or service? Rob’s guest today is Chris Marquis, the professor of Global Sustainable Enterprise at Cornell University and author of Better Business. In his book, Chris outlines how B Corporations are remaking capitalism before our […]
In the midst of a world pandemic, it is more necessary than ever for nonprofit leadership in the United States to be creative with how they go about their fundraising. Rob’s guest today, Brittany Hebert Franklin, is the Founder and CEO of Sky High for Kids, an organization that works to save children from childhood […]
Becoming an advocate for the most vulnerable often means that you will have to get out of your comfort zone. Rob’s guest on this episode has done just that. Rob’s guest is Shane Clairborne, an author, speaker, community activist, and founder of The Simple Way. For 25 years, Shane has been motivated by an unwavering […]
As we all make our way through this pandemic, it has been quite obvious that those hardest hit have been our seniors. Rob’s guest today is Lisa Marsh Ryerson, CEO of the AARP Foundation, the foundation that supports the AARP. Lisa and AARP have been able to fund studies centered on the root causes and […]
Right now, everything seems to be in a constant state of fluidity. How are nonprofit leaders supposed to guide their organizations through these constantly changing conditions? Rob’s guest today is David Langiulli, a certified professional coach, leadership trainer, and nonprofit board member. He specializes in mental fitness and has found unique ways to integrate that […]
There are so many challenges in our world today, whether they be economic, social, political, or otherwise. Additionally, there is a growing divisiveness in our own culture today. So what are we to do with our divisive environment? My guest on the show believes it starts from within. My guest is Tim Shriver, who has […]
What happens when your company takes off but your rise to success is so rapid that it threatens to blow up your life? Rob’s guests today are Michael and Kathryn Redman. Michael and Kathryn have offered marketing and consulting services to small businesses and nonprofits for the past 18 years. In the process of growing […]
Advocacy can be somewhat of a mine field in the nonprofit sector. There are many questions about how much an organization can do and what kinds of advocacy it should take part in. Rob’s guest today is Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of The Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for […]
The landscape has shifted under our feet over the last three months. First the global pandemic of COVID-19 has directly impacted both donors and nonprofit organizations. Then, on the heels of this pandemic, in the US, we have had a huge uprising and unprecedented response to racial injustice in our society. Rob’s guest today is […]
On average, there are 20 victims of physical violence every minute by an intimate partner, which equates to over 10 million women and men in the US. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Furthermore, in just one day, […]
Though most states around the country are beginning to reopen, we are in a time as a country and as a world where we are still far from “normal”. Now, more than ever, we need solid leadership. One of the effects of this pandemic, has been the renewed awareness of the pre-existing disparities that have […]
The world is ablaze with COVID-19, and that seems to be all that we see on the news. It’s easy to forget about the other areas of need in the world, such as the foster care system in the United States. There are over 400,000 children in the foster care system at any time in […]
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LS Shust

go Jenna go!

Sep 29th
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